Anadarko employees are active and engaged volunteers in the communities where we work and live, and we recognize that donating our time and resources is equally important to contributing financial support to local organizations. United Way is both a major corporate charitable giving initiative and a significant opportunity for Anadarko employees to volunteer their time giving back to local communities. As part of our annual United Way campaign, the Denver office coordinated 10 volunteer projects over a three-week period in 2014.
In addition to United Way, Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity are two of our executive-sponsored engagements that our employees committed nearly 5,000 hours to in 2013.
In addition to these corporate initiatives, each Anadarko office has traditional annual campaigns designed to support local traditions and culture. These initiatives often include food, blood and holiday drives that our employees both contribute to and manage. In Houston, the MS 150 from Houston to Austin was supported by an Anadarko team consisting of 24 riders and 25 staff that donated nearly 500 hours. In Denver, our young professionals group volunteers quarterly with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver.
Anadarko also encourages and supports volunteer activities initiated by employees by providing communications, logistics, space and supplies. Employees may also apply for Anadarko in Action grants. These $1,000 grants are reviewed by an employee committee to provide support to organizations with which the requesting employee regularly volunteers.
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Highlighting our Volunteers
- Over the holiday season, employees in our Gillette, Wyo., field office collected more than 600 shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene products and other gifts for children in need worldwide as part of its partnership with Operation Christmas Child.
More than 130 Anadarko employees and their family members joined together to improve facilities of Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch (PCIR) in The Woodlands for its annual Day of Caring. Seven teams constructed a new loafing shed, horse wash bay and more than 100 feet of new fencing, and beautified the grounds. PCIR uses equine therapy to transform lives and strengthen families coping with mental, emotional or physical disabilities. This was Anadarko’s fourth volunteer day at the ranch and its continued support has helped the ranch expand its services to serve more individuals in need.
- Anadarko volunteers in the Denver office collected more than 240 pounds of candy this past October to send to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
More than a year after the historic Colorado floods of September 2013, Anadarko employees continue to assist in the restoration of affected areas. Volunteers completed the restoration at St. Vrain Park, just north of downtown Denver, by constructing a quarter-mile trail around Red Tail pond – the last of the three main ponds to receive a trail. The trail will provide access for fishermen and allow park visitors a scenic walk around the pond.
- In partnership with Wish for Wheels, we recently provided a new bike and helmet to every first grader at four elementary schools in Weld County, Colo. More than 300 employees volunteered over a three-day period from the Denver, Evans, and Platteville offices to build 291 bikes. Anadarko volunteers worked with each student to fit his or her bike and the helmet.